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Remembering Sister Barbara Doherty

By Ezra (Kyle) Meadors | August 21, 2020 |

Sister Barbara Doherty has been a lamp, a lifeboat and a ladder in my life at various times throughout the years. When I received the news that she had been anointed on July 25, I started to write down some of my most treasured memories of Barbara.

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Life on the farm at White Violet Center: Meet our summer crop of interns

By Sister Mary Montgomery | June 3, 2020 |

It is the fifth Anniversary of Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, the second encyclical of Pope Francis.  It is the beginning of the Year of Laudato Si…

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‘It was 20 years ago today …’

By Jason Moon | March 3, 2020 |

‘We were attracted to the combination of faith, justice, and environmental sustainability WVC and the Sisters of Providence offered.’

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You make a big difference on Giving Tuesday!

By Sisters of Providence | November 1, 2018 |

You can help the Sisters of Providence continue to build the vital internship program at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. “We would not exist without interns.” Lorrie Heber, Director…

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White Violet Center: Meet our new crop of interns

By Sister Mary Montgomery | September 17, 2018 |

The team at White Violet Center is pleased to welcome our new interns. These five ladies play a vital role in our daily farm operations. They work in the organic…

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Sisters and interns: becoming a little bit of each other

By Cheryl Casselman | May 25, 2018 |

“There’s no way either one of us could go without being touched by the other after we’ve come in contact,” Sister Ruth explained. “We become a little bit them and they become a little bit us.”

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22 miles of yarn is squishy bit of heaven

By Alena Ruman | March 30, 2018 |

I really love yarn. Seriously, I REALY LOOOOOOOVE yarn. I love it so much that I have 155 different kinds and colors measuring 22 miles in my stash and I won’t even hesitate to acquire more.

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7 Experiences White Violet Center interns will likely corner

By Cheryl Casselman | March 2, 2018 |

The list of ways interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice can transform themselves and transform the world is long and it includes getting dirty. Check out this short list to see if you can relate.

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Growing passion for sustainable agriculture

By Olivia Charlton | February 20, 2018 |

When I first moved to White Violet Center for my internship, I was so nervous. I’ve never been away from home, and never lived with anyone other than my family. I’ve never lived or worked on a farm, never handled chickens or alpacas, and never met a nun. There were a lot of unknowns, but something drew me to the Woods.

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Breathing time on this organic farm

By Cheryl Casselman | January 24, 2018 |

The small organic farm at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods packs a big punch in the way of educational and service opportunities. In fact, that’s how Ann Testa came to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She was an intern and AmeriCorps volunteer before becoming a full-time staff member.
Now she’s training and working alongside interns and volunteers in the USDA certified organic gardens, alpaca pastures, fiber rooms, and kitchen.

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A more colorful existence as a fiber arts intern

By Hannah Goodno | January 23, 2018 |

Earlier last year, I decided to make a change in my life. As I told some people that I was quitting my job so I could go work on an alpaca farm for three months I got a lot of confused looks and many, many questions.

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Come with me

By Crystal Hart | January 5, 2018 |

With a dramatic outflung hand, Ann points at me and says, “Come with me.” Today it meant learning the arcane art of needle felting. Last week, “come with me” meant holding a chicken in my lap so Dave didn’t have to drive the big white pick-up truck and hold the chicken at the same time. I’m fairly sure he was joking. I hope.

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Do you like to dig in the dirt? Do you dream of befriending an alpaca? If you or someone you know answered yes to these questions, then a farm internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice might be the place for you. As an intern you’ll get to work with the amazing people on our team as well as other interns from all over the country, in a hands-on learning environment on our certified organic farm. You’ll also be able to meet and connect with some amazing women who are members of the Sisters of Providence. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods has been their home for over 175 years. Intern commitments are completely customizable but we do require a minimum commitment of 3 months with a maximum of one year. If you’d like more information about internships click here.

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